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Dense fog envelops Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Dense fog envelops Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Monday, January 16, 2023, 15:33 GMT+7
Dense fog envelops Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Fog results in low visibility in downtown Can Tho City, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

Fog covered various localities in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Monday morning, a phenomenon that is considered quite rare in the region.

Many commuters reported that the fog was so thick that it was difficult for them to travel on local roads, especially provincial and national highways.

In Can Tho, local residents said that the fog also enveloped the city on Sunday morning, adding that they could not see high-rise buildings clearly.

People travel in foggy weather along a street in Can Tho City, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Le Dan / Tuoi Tre

People travel in foggy weather along a street in Can Tho City, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Le Dan / Tuoi Tre

A similar situation was also recorded in Vinh Long, Kien Giang, and An Giang Provinces.

In Long Xuyen City, An Giang Province, commuters said that their visibility was limited and that they could not see further than 200 meters.

An official of An Giang Ferry Joint Stock Company said that the firm had to turn on specialized lights at ferry docks and on ferries to ensure safety due to the foggy weather.

People travel on Can Tho Bridge connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province, January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre

People travel on Can Tho Bridge connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province, January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Phan Hai Duong, meteorologist at the Center for Hydro-meteorology of Can Tho City, said that the dense fog that appeared in the city and some other places in the Mekong Delta was radiation fog.

Radiation fog is formed when the cooling of land overnight by thermal radiation cools the air close to the surface, which results in the condensation of water vapor.

This phenomenon poses a high risk of respiratory diseases, especially for children and the elderly, and blast disease in crops, Duong elaborated.

Fog covers Binh Minh Town in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Fog covers Binh Minh Town in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Fog envelops a street in Dong Thap City, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Dang Tuyet / Tuoi Tre

Fog envelops a street in Dong Thap City, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Dang Tuyet / Tuoi Tre

Foggy weather is recorded in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Foggy weather is recorded in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Foggy weather is recorded in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

Foggy weather is recorded in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre

A section of National Highway No.1 in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre

A section of National Highway No. 1 in Vinh Long Province, Vietnam, January 16, 2022. Photo: Chi Hanh / Tuoi Tre

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